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Gardening

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  • New England Flower & Garden Shows Get Jump On Spring

    New England Flower & Garden Shows Get Jump On Spring
    Groundhog Day is just over a week away, but regardless of whether Punxsutawney Phil and Connecticut's Chuckles see their shadows or not, signs of spring in February and March are hard to find. Outdoors, that is. Inside, it's another story. At flower...
  • Give soil a deep till before replanting

    Give soil a deep till before replanting
    Question: Spider mites and thrips have affected my annuals and I plan to remove them from the garden and replant. Is there anything I should do to the soil? Answer: Once a food source is removed most insect pests rapidly decline. Removing the plants...
  • January gardening calendar

    January gardening calendar
    Almanac Average temperatures: High 72, low 50 Rainfall: 2.43 inches Florida Arbor Day: Jan. 16 The moon 1. Moon phases •Full moon: Jan. 4 •Last quarter: Jan. 13 •New moon: Jan. 20 First quarter: Jan. 26 2. Moon sign...
  • Guided walk shows how camellias brighten a drab winter garden, benefit insects

    Guided walk shows how camellias brighten a drab winter garden,  benefit insects
    Camellias are plants with benefits — they add pops of flower color in the winter garden and help feed pollinating insects that emerge on warm winter days. "Camellias belong in the home landscape because they are attractive, evergreen shrubs that...
  • Turn up the heat to get your eggplant blooming

    Turn up the heat to get your eggplant blooming
    Question: I have an eggplant more than 5 feet tall that has many blossoms but no fruit. I tried pollinating the blooms but they drop to the ground. What can I do to help the plant? Answer: If you could turn up the heat a little your plant would have...
  • Raising fruit trees not always a sweet endeavor

    Raising fruit trees not always a sweet endeavor
    Plant Doctor (Prints 12/27/14) Question: We would like to plant a small fruit tree but are only here November through May. When is the best time to add it to the landscape? A: Fruit trees can be added year-round, but now during the cooler months is...
  • Fall training means you can join the ranks of green-thumb master gardeners

    Fall training means you can join the ranks of green-thumb master gardeners
    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the national cooperative extension system — a fitting time to spotlight the master gardeners who play a large role in the organization's goals to assist and educate gardeners everywhere, especially in...
  • Gardening trends 2015: Find your niche and grow the garden you like and need

    Gardening trends 2015: Find your niche and grow the garden you like and need
    I've always believed there is no wrong or right way to garden — only your way. Your garden should reflect your personality, your style and your needs — and 2015's gardening trends reflect that same philosophy. "Now, more than ever, the...
  • Orchid won't mind cramped space, so let it sit until spring

    Orchid won't mind cramped space, so let it sit until spring
    Question: I have a phalaenopsis orchid in a small container with lots of roots that is starting to form a flower spike. Is it too late to repot it? Answer: Orchids don't mind cramp quarters where the roots creep out over the sides of their containers,...
  • Help out cold-sensitive plants before freezing temps arrive

    Help out cold-sensitive plants before freezing temps arrive
    Question: We have a Snow Queen hibiscus bush. How cold does it have to get before we have to cover it? When we use a frost blanket, the outer edges often burn. Answer: Temperatures only have to dip to 32 degrees at the leaf surface to cause damage to...
  • December gardening calendar

    Almanac Average temperatures: High 73, Low 53 Rainfall: 2.31 inches Winter arrives: Dec. 21 Average first frost: Dec. 18 The moon 1. Moon phases •Full moon: Dec. 6 •Last quarter: Dec. 14 •New moon: Dec. 21 •First...